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Wis. cop cleared in fatal OIS

Wis. cop cleared in fatal OIS

Madison Police Department issued a summary of its finding that officer did not violate its deadly force policies - Full Story

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2 suspects dead after stealing police SUV, standoff with Texas cops

Authorities say officers fatally shot armed man, and a second suspect was found dead inside the stolen vehicle - Full Story

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Official: Boston terror suspect radicalized through IS group

Official: Boston terror suspect radicalized through IS group

Usaama Rahim was shot Tuesday after police say he lunged at them with a knife when they approached him to question him - Full Story

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Man dies after struggle with officers in Ky. PD

Billy J. Collins, 56, became combative after his arrest Friday and struck an officer multiple times before fleeing into a foyer - Full Story

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Knife-wielding man under terror surveillance fatally shot

Knife-wielding man under terror surveillance fatally shot

Lunged with a knife at a city police officer and an FBI agent - Full Story

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Okla. man attacks trooper during rescue, gets shot

A man fatally shot by police after being told to leave a flooded area had grabbed a trooper and shoved him to the ground.

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Video: Okla. man attacks trooper during rescue, gets shot

Video: Okla. man attacks trooper during rescue, gets shot

A man fatally shot by police after being told to leave a flooded area had grabbed a trooper and shoved him to the ground - Full Story

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Okla. bureau probes sheriff's office over shooting, memo

Robert Bates has pleaded not guilty to second-degree manslaughter in the April 2 shooting, saying he confused his stun gun and handgun - Full Story

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Police: Ga. man kills 2, dies in shootout with deputy

Police: Ga. man kills 2, dies in shootout with deputy

Incident began when 36-year-old Jeffrey Scott Pitts and a clerk had a run-in over an unpaid bill - Full Story

Columns

What are the most common struggles in the life of a cop? P1 Community - The Question

What are the most common struggles in the life of a cop?

A question posted recently on Quora asked, “What are the most common problems in the life of a police officer?” Two law e... - Full Story



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